Google releasing a large update today

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I have been noticing something very weird and it's not the first time, although the last few weeks I keep on seeing it more often. I checked for a product review and the first three articles on Google are identical on three different websites. I am not sure whether this is third party that copies the content of the original author or if the author himself pollutes the first page with multiple websites and identical content. The weirder thing is that there are better articles underneath them but these stay at the top.
 

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Shouldn't we see a new core update soon? Almost 5 months since the last one, some kind of record?
 

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this is crazy! my parasite link from nothing to 3rd page and still climibing! the main site is 2 pages behind! WTH is happening?
 

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this is crazy! my parasite link from nothing to 3rd page and still climibing! the main site is 2 pages behind! WTH is happening?
It's the new Google. Seriously, I don't want to be a cynic, but this thing has been happening for almost half a year. Discover traffic gone, keyword bleeding, spam ranking above and so on.
 

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It's the new Google. Seriously, I don't want to be a cynic, but this thing has been happening for almost half a year. Discover traffic gone, keyword bleeding, spam ranking above and so on.
EXACTLY. I won’t be surprised if there won’t be core update in near months. It seems like whole ranking alghoritm has changed. Like on YT - you check KW ‚how to blablabla’ 5x times a day and 5 times a day The serps are strongly different.
 

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Big drop in traffic here first after may update lost 70% of traffic didn't manage to recover, now lost again 50-60% of traffic so last 2 days website with 400+ articles in which I invested a lot of money and time is now good for nothing.
 

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Big drop in traffic here first after may update lost 70% of traffic didn't manage to recover, now lost again 50-60% of traffic so last 2 days website with 400+ articles in which I invested a lot of money and time is now good for nothing.
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There's big tremor in semrush.
I lost hope to google since every update i lost my visitor little by little.
 

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Lost 50% of my traffic in the May 5 update (went from average ranking of 2.4 to 5.7 overnight. Down 70% as of last week (average rank if 8.1). In the last 48 hours I've lost additional ranks. Only common denominator I see in my industry (e-commerce, gaming) is every US site getting tanked while foreign (mainly Chinese) sites are getting a huge boost.
 

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some of my KW start ranking this morning, but still "hot" dancing
 

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Seeing dramatic changes affecting my competition, a lot of them are barely logical in terms of relevancy.

Here are the traffic stats for a GSA backlinks powered domain (3 years old) with smart spun content:
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And here are the stats for a clean, 10 months old domain with smart technology behind it, countless hours of work and a lot of $ spent. This one is young and mostly gets natural, organic links (as you may know, blue is for clicks, orange is for position).
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So Google finally figured out the GSA backlinking as unnatural (that's good).

But I am seeing a drop in positions on a clean domain (still young, though), after seeing an increase last week. In my book, that's a bad signal. Now, that doesn't make any sense, right?
 

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Seeing dramatic changes affecting my competition, a lot of them are barely logical in terms of relevancy.

Here are the traffic stats for a GSA backlinks powered domain (3 years old) with smart spun content:
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And here are the stats for a clean, 10 months old domain with smart technology behind it, countless hours of work and a lot of $ spent. This one is young and mostly gets natural, organic links (as you may know, blue is for clicks, orange is for position).
View attachment 147092

So Google finally figured out the GSA backlinking as unnatural (that's good).

But I am seeing a drop in positions on a clean domain (still young, though), after seeing an increase last week. In my book, that's a bad signal. Now, that doesn't make any sense, right?
and I will continue to say the same: I believe that there will be such fluctuations every day. One of my sites jumps from 15th position to 10th and back again. Not 11, not 12, always the same pattern.
 

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I agree with you, but now I am seeing pretty serious fluctuations for authority sites. To make it short, authority sites are dancing, being replaced by authority spam (I think you called them parasites, but what I see is pure spam): YT, FB & Twitter spam and other buffer sites with high authority overall. These spam pages last for 1-2 days and they are replaced by other spam pages and so on, it cannot be stopped.

It's simply authority spam killing everything else. I am talking, of course, about my niche only.

And let's be clear on this, YT, FB and Twitter have no reason to be ranked for my keywords. It is just spam.
 
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even big establish site traffic drop if i remember yesterday go check out Think Big if i got the name correctly, you all surely know this site.
I check their monthly traffic from May this year keep dropping till now.
 

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this is crazy! my parasite link from nothing to 3rd page and still climibing! the main site is 2 pages behind! WTH is happening?

For me, it makes no sense (you rank a parasite and link to your website and your site gets a boost) now, read multiple stories here on bhw people reporting google ranking linking articles higher than the destination page just because of the parasite authority.
It used to work like a charm, get some links from ranking articles and your site would shoot up in serps, not anymore.
 

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Most of my keywords just disappeared from page 1 and lost their ranking. I would like to ask whether our website has been punished?
 
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